The Last Lovecraft: Relic Of Cthulhu
Release Date: 2/15/2011
Length: 78 mins
Director: Henry Saine
Actors: Kyle Davis, Devin McGinn, Martin Starr
Synopsis: Jeff, a down on his luck office worker finds out he is the last living relative of horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft. What he doesn’t know is that Lovecraft’s monsters are real and will soon threaten the very existence of mankind. Jeff and his best friend Charlie are forced to embark on a perilous adventure and they enlist the help of high school acquaintance, Paul, a self proclaimed Lovecraft specialist. Together the three unlikely heroes must protect an alien relic and prevent the release of an ancient evil, known as Cthulhu.
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Review: This is a silly little flick and thank the gods (both above and below in this case) they know it and don’t try to fight it. This is a film you’d make with a couple of buddies after getting way too high one night and start throwing around ideas. Not a bad thing in my book, this was made by film geeks for film geeks who all just also happen to be into comic books and mythical lore….goes without saying really so if you are reading this you are exactly who they are looking for or you wandered in here by mistake and stuck around, in either case I thank you for stopping by.
While I do loathe comparing tastes in films for review purpose it is sometimes the best way to get the job done in the small amount of space available, more so I hate to compare it or recommend it by way of far superior films but its hard not to when every frame screams of the films that inspired the making of this one. From the opening to closing credits this one really wants to be Shaun of The Dead meets Office Space and while it fails to pull that off the actual film on screen is not that bad if you can enjoy goofy little offerings of cinematic fun.
Straight out I cannot recommend this to everyone, it’s not made for everyone its made for people who like to gather up friends for Friday night movies in booze filled frenzies while everyone laughs and has a good time and doesn’t put much focus on the plot, acting ability, or production value. If you cannot unspool your mind and just let a movie be fun then avoid this but for those of you who can check that stuff at the door and enjoy then you mind find some good times with this one.